Saturday, June 22, 2024

Last Years Most Memorable Statements


By Sawiba Sikota

We are into a new year and things said have been very striking from certain people. Some caused eyebrows to rise, a few drew smiles, many were simply stupefying, whilst others induced loud uncontrolled wild laughter.

I will start in no particular order with Prime Minister Liz Truss’ famous words, “I am not a quitter!”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when offered by the U.S Government to be evacuated from Kyiv posted a defiant video from Kyiv in which he said: “I’m here, ….the fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride.”

Former President Donald Trump posted on his Truth Social network, “Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”

On hunting concessions that the Attorney General said should be honored, President Hakainde said, “Concessions, hunting concessions we are not signing, we are not signing.”

President Yoweri Museveni in his deep Ugandan accent answered a reporters question, “We want to trade with Russia. We want to trade with all countries of the world. When there was the cold war one day they asked me a question; are you pro-East or pro-West? I said, ‘You must think I’m an idiot. Why do you think my main job is to be pro-some body. I am pro-myself and I deal with all the other people according to how they relate with my own interests’. These people think we’re stupid. The question is idiotic. No! We want to make our own enemies not fight other people’s enemies.”

In a perfect accent, President Hakainde Hichilema in New York stated, “They want me to help other countries achieve what I have done for Zambia.”

“If you’re the President of the United States, you can declassify just by saying ‘It’s declassified,’ even by thinking about it.” — Donald Trump,

Thinking about it, President Hakainde Hichilema said of his treason arrest, “I was on death row.”

These were, from various world leaders, last years most memorable statements.


  1. If an athlete has collapsed and is receiving help to make them recover, it’s ridiculous to be demanding performance from them. That’s where the Zambian economy is. It’s receiving help so that it recovers. After that we can demand performance from it. In business if u cannot pay your bills, your business has collapsed. Same yardstick applies to national economies.

  2. That’s all he knows,bragging in front of whltes.

    This is not a normal hangover. I am convinced upnd thugs spiked my drink on new years at chicagos

  3. USA comment was right about their analysis on HH governing trajectory. HH demonstrated to Americans that Africans have the capacity to govern themselves given a free choice of opportunity to elect their own competent trusted leaders. HH demonstration of effective leadership has been acknowledged by not only Americans by some African countries as well. Africans are shy to state so, purely out of sheer being laghed at by other states. Look at Burundi, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sudan, Eritrea, without mentioning despot states from afar would wish some one in their midst like HH would be their head of state. Yes there was once Kwame Nkuruma, Jommo Kenyatta, Abubaka Tafawa Balewa, Samora machel, Patrice Lumumba, Julius Nyerere and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia in the yesteryears. Today, we have…

  4. HH who is admired to be able to help other nations in leadership. This analysis by USA has taken into account several other factors which is deficient in some countries continent leadership.

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